Case Study – Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River & Bay
The Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay is a trade association dedicated to promoting and protecting waterborne commerce within the Delaware River port community. Since 1875, the Exchange has been working to promote international commerce, protect trade, and enhance navigational safety in the Delaware River and Bay, the largest freshwater port in the world.
On behalf of its members, the Maritime Exchange developed its online suite of applications in the mid-1980s to capture and report on:
- Vessel movements
- Cargo manifests
- Customs and Border requirements, and
- Advanced arrival/departure schedules
The system underwent constant revision but had reached a point where it needed to be converted to a newer technology. The Maritime Exchange wanted to maintain its investment in the infrastructure and operating environment, and therefore sought a partner with experience both in the technology being employed and port systems.
- Web conversion of a pre-existing integrated suite of independent client-server based modules
- reporting module that enables users to run pre-defined or custom reports
The new port logistics system serves the needs of the members of the Maritime Exchange, and makes use of modern technologies providing online access to information. By integrating client resources into the project, Nicom Maritime ensured the product’s immediate marketability.